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A infografia interactiva apresenta um corte do mausuléu de Franco e alguns factos históricos.
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POLÍTICA

Franco vai ser exumado interactivo

September 19, 2018 - O Parlamento espanhol vota uma lei destinada a proteger legalmente os planos do governo socialista para remover os restos do ditador Francisco Franco do enorme monumento do “Vale dos Caídos” nos arredores de Madrid.

The move by prime minister Pedro Sánchez will fulfil a long-held ambition of the Spanish left to transform the monument into a place to remember the civil war rather than glorify the dictatorship.

General Franco ruled Spain with an iron fist from the end of the 1936-39 civil war until his death in 1975, when he was buried inside a basilica drilled into a granite mountain, 50km north of Spain’s capital, Madrid.

Built between 1941 and 1959 to commemorate all victims of civil war, the Valley of the Fallen is the resting place of more than 30,000 soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

But it is loathed by many as monument to triumph of fascism – Republican prisoners were forced to help build it.

The government also aims to establish a “truth commission” and identify the 114,000 victims of the 1936-39 civil war and Franco’s dictatorship.

Franco era does still haunt Spain. In an effort to ease the transition to democracy in 1977 after the dictator’s death, the country passed an amnesty law pardoning political crimes committed during the conflict and the dictatorship in an accord known as the “Pact of Forgetting”.

Spain has world’s second largest number of mass graves after Cambodia.

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PUBLISHED: 21/09/2018; STORY: Graphic News
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